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More information about this language out of Africa is available here, including a list of languages which inspired it:

Astro is like a nephew to Julia. Astro borrows a good deal of Julia and Python syntax but it also takes useful concepts from Scala, C#, CLOS, Ruby, Go, Java, etc.

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    Kind of meta-observation: it seems that the Web 1.0 “under construction” sign/meme is reused these days for all sorts of libraries, tools and new programming languages. I kind of see a similarity between GitHub and GeoCities. Hopefully, someone is archiving these projects, since it might be of historical value in a decade or three.

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      That’s a good observation. It does remind me of GeoCities now that you mention it.